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  • Comic-Con: Warner Bros. brings Hollywood luxury to VIP tent

    Comic-Con: Warner Bros. brings Hollywood luxury to VIP tent
    At this year's Comic-Con International, Warner Bros.  set up a VIP-only tent so packed with luxury that some of those allowed in said it reminded them more of the Cannes Film Festival than the annual gathering of geek fans. There was little indication...
  • DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

    DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
    In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital...
  • Power struggle at Warner Bros.

    Power struggle at Warner Bros.
    Two years ago Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes created an Office of the President to inspire three ambitious executives into collegial competition for the top job at Warner Bros., Hollywood's largest film and television studio. "These three...
  • Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case

    Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case
    Walt Disney Co. has lost its appeal of a high-profile case concerning profits from the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." The Burbank media giant was ordered by a federal jury in 2010 to pay Celador International, the British company that...
  • Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz

    Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz
    Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The...
  • Netflix hires Warner marketing executive

    Netflix hires Warner marketing executive
    Continuing to add more Hollywood talent to its executive ranks, Silicon Valley giant Netflix has hiredWarner Bros.' veteran Kelly Bennett as its chief marketing officer. Bennett worked for nine years at the Burbank studio, most recently as vice president...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' officially debuts with $249 million worldwide

    'Dark Knight Rises' officially debuts with $249 million worldwide
    Warner Bros.confirmed Monday that “The Dark Knight Rises” grossed $160.9 million in the United States and Canada from Friday through Sunday and an additional $88 million overseas in the first 17 countries where it debuted. For the first...
  • Former Disney executive Andy Mooney lands at Quiksilver

    A little over a year after his surprise departure from Walt Disney Co. as head of consumer products, Andy Mooney has been named chief executive of sports apparel company Quiksilver. During his 11 years at Disney, Mooney was known for building the...
  • Warner Bros. final studio to set animation strategy

    Warner Bros. final studio to set animation strategy
    Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014. Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with...
  • Disney cancels 'Little Mermaid 3-D,' dates 'Pirates 5' for 2015

    Disney cancels 'Little Mermaid 3-D,' dates 'Pirates 5' for 2015
    Following weak box office performances for re-releases of "Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo" and "Beauty and the Beast" in 3-D, Walt Disney Studios has canceled plans for   a 3-D "The Little Mermaid" in June. The underwater animated hit from 1989 was...
  • DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox

    DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox
    With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures. Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...
  • DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox

    DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox
    Shrek and Po have found a new home. DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will distribute its movies...